MD SB470 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 546
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; authorizing the Maryland Environmental Trust to exercise certain remedies under certain circumstances; prohibiting a person from making any false statements affecting a Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program loan; establishing the 40 x 40 Land Conservation Implementation Grant Program to support land conservation goals; etc.

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Natural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)


Roll Calls

2023-04-10 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 133 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-20 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-05-08SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 546
2023-04-10SenatePassed Enrolled
2023-04-10SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2023-04-10SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2023-04-10HouseThird Reading Passed (133-6)
2023-04-07HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-04-07HouseFavorable with Amendments {453125/1 Adopted
2023-04-07HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2023-03-21HouseReferred Environment and Transportation
2023-03-20SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-03-20SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-20SenateFavorable with Amendments {863221/1 Adopted
2023-03-20SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
2023-02-03SenateHearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) and Hearing canceled (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
2023-02-03SenateHearing canceled (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
2023-02-03SenateHearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
2023-02-03SenateFirst Reading Budget and Taxation and Education, Energy, and the Environment

Same As/Similar To

HB631 (Crossfiled) 2023-04-10 - Third Reading Passed (47-0)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Natural Resources3201(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3210(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3214(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3215(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3216(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources5104(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement6226(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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Bill Comments